Brian and I had a, well, interesting break. We had one giddy day of fun down in San Juan Capistrano. We took the train down, roamed the Mission gardens, ate lunch at the best little Italian café in the old train station building, and then wandered the kitschy shops before hopping the train home again. I trounced Brian at Lost Cities, and then he trounced me at Love Letter.
The rest of vacation we spent putting the house in order. I did massive dishes, put the all-year decorations up after the Christmas decorations came down (thanks Brian!), and cleaned out my closet. Brian dug up sprinkler lines, marveled at the stupidity and redundancy of them, and then installed a billion anti-siphon valves (okay, just 4) so all the random cut-off lines we found can be useable lines. I feel a lot of gardening in my future. In between, there was much catching up with friends, tons of cookies, and a little bit of D&D.
I am NOT ready to come back to work. It’s times like these I wish I was independently wealthy.
I am tripping along on my resolutions. One of my gifts was a Kindle, and I am THRILLED with the way it syncs to Goodreads. So much easier than trying to put them in one by one as I finish them. I think getting to 100 books will be easier than ever this year. I have written 3 of 4 days of the new year, too. Considering a couple of those days were weekends (when I usually don’t write), so that’s pretty good.
It feels right to be back in the swing of things, though, in some ways. I’m looking forward to the new year, and all the things it will bring.